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School staff who have recently attended training by the Anti-Bullying team have commented:

Anti-Bullying Surgery Session
“It was really helpful to be able to address issues that I was not particularly clear about – I learnt so much.”

“I really valued the opportunity to discuss what we are doing already and possibilities for future enhancement.”

Whole staff INSET day on Anti-Bullying and the equality context

“So useful to have time to consider in detail and depth these important policy documents, to review practices and implementation, and the school’s impact in carrying them out.”

“Thank you for an excellent day. You managed to break down the bigger issues and guide us through the process with clarity.”

Staff INSET on sexualised bullying and homophobia

 “Excellent.  Very well planned and prepared.  Great stuff on learning outcomes and application of procedures in practice.”

 

Working in partnership to support all children and young people in Hertfordshire to achieve health and well being.

Anti-Bullying support programme

We recognise that anti-bullying work is a key part of a school’s safeguarding strategy and that hurtful behaviour, peer pressure and bullying limits children’s emotional readiness to learn and can significantly impact on progress and achievement.  Hertfordshire offers a range of innovative support, training and consultancy to help your school to prevent and respond to bullying and hurtful incidents and to build a school culture where positive relationships lead to improved outcomes.

  • Support services to build pupil and parent confidence, resilience and engagement: including peer support training and parent briefing sessions
  • Training in specific safeguarding programmes for schools, such as protective behaviours, targeted anti-victim workshops, fresh start initiatives for groups locked into damaging relationships, and training on restorative justice approaches
  • Training for prejudice related incidents prevention and responses to for example: homophobic, transphobic, sexist, sexualised, gendered, disablist and racist bullying
  • Induction or consultancy for school anti-bullying leaders to assist development of effective school anti-bullying strategy, ensuring attention to required equality and diversity dimensions
  • A robust anti-bullying review process,  which evaluates the effectiveness of current policy and practice through a site visit, document review and pupil voice.  Available to individual schools or clusters.  Individual and collective reports identify strengths and make recommendations for development
  • Training to address general or targeted anti-bullying issues, skill development, curriculum content,  pupil support and recording/reporting process
  • Consultancy and/or training to address how to deal with bullying in ways that will engage pupil  contribution to the  school anti-bullying ethos, develop pupil resilience and enable pupil attention on achievement
  • Consultancy and/or training on delivering an anti-bullying curriculum, the aim is to prevent any incidents escalating to being bullying through an effective teaching programme that supports  an anti-bullying ethos.  Interventions can be tailored to address the vulnerability of the most at risk pupils through curriculum interventions that have real impact on tolerance of diversity.

 “The knowledge and values that children are taught in lessons are reinforced by staff and older pupils setting an excellent example to others.  Schools that achieve this are successful in preventing bullying from arising in the first place.”  DfE anti-bullying guidance 2011 

All training, guidance and support is in line with national policy and good practice, the current Ofsted Inspection framework and The Equality Act 2010.  Support is designed to directly impact on pupils’ ability to learn effectively, achieve their potential and flourish socially and emotionally.  Wherever possible work will also aim to build staff capacity for early intervention, increase pupil engagement and reduce pupil vulnerability.

To book training or find out more about any of the above please contact:

Karin Hutchinson

Karin Hutchinson
Lead Teaching & Learning Adviser - Wellbeing & Vulnerable Groups
Herts for Learning
Tel: 01438 843988
Email: karin.hutchinson@hertsforlearning.co.uk

 

 

Team Contacts

Karin Hutchinson
Lead Teaching & Learning Adviser - Wellbeing & Vulnerable Groups
Tel: 01438 843988
Email: karin.hutchinson@hertsforlearning.co.uk

Behaviour Support Team

Behaviour Support Teams provide specialist support to children, their families and schools in relation to emotional, social and behavioural difficulties.
East 1 Tel: 01462 705813
East 2 Tel: 01992 556831
West 1 Tel: 01442 453251
West 2 Tel: 01442 453904

Educational Psychologist

Educational Psychology (EP) provides a range of specialist services designed to support schools and parents in meeting the learning needs of all pupils, but particularly those who have or who may develop special needs.
East 1 Tel: 01462 704299
East 2 Tel: 01992 588515
West 1 Tel: 01442 453043
West 2 Tel: 01442 553904

Examples of Anti-Bullying School Based Support/CPD

Examples of what we offer to assist you in this key priority:

  • Anti-Bullying policy surgery
    For guidance on your anti-bullying policy, please email or call for an appointment to discuss. 
  • Support workshops for Girl Bullying
    This is a whole school approach to girl bullying and inter friendship cruelty.  We can provide targeted pupil workshops for years 4-11 and staff training to support effective prevention of negative friendship cruelty cultures.
  • Staff training on Homophobic and Transphobic Bullying
    This session can be delivered as a twilight session or on an INSET day and supports staff to understand the experience of LGBT pupils and parents as well as looking at responding to homophobic incidents.  It introduces resources to support an LGBT inclusive curriculum.  Despite focussing on homophoibic bullying, the session relates to bullying and prejudice in general.
  • Co-ordination of National Anti Bullying Week Information
    Check the National Anti-Bullying Week section of this site  to see updates and information collated all in one place.  To add your own ideas and feedback, please email.
  • Peer Support Training for schools
    Peer support training has been available to schools across the county since 2005.  Consultants train staff and/or pupils in peer mentoring, mediation or buddying.
  • Restorative approaches workshops for pupils/mediation training for adults in school
    A one hour workshop for pupils on managing conflict in one to one situations and a training programme for adults in school in mediation.  Teachers, TAs, MSAs and other support staff as well as parent or community volunteers can be trained
  • Playground supervision for a Happier Playground
    This highly rated 1.5 hour session is for staff who are in the front line of supervising children in the playground.  It develops confidence and strategy to improve effective monitoring and incident response.

To book training or find out more about any of the above please contact:

Karin Hutchinson
Lead Teaching & Learning Adviser – Wellbeing & Vulnerable Groups
Herts for Learning
Tel: 01438 843988
Email: Karin.hutchinson@hertsforlearning.co.uk

Pupil Training

 

To discuss your support needs, contact:

Karin Hutchinson
Lead Teaching & Learning Adviser – Wellbeing & Vulnerable Groups
Herts for Learning
Tel: 01438 843988
Email: Karin.hutchinson@hertsforlearning.co.uk

Title
Summary
Time

“HABI Be the change” – student ambassador programme

The programme begins with the promotion of the central principles and processes to support your student ambassadors to enable them to devise and lead the initiative. A two hour skills session to empower them.

2 hours
Costs TBC

Herts Anti-Bullying Accreditation – Optional Additional Support for Schools

Title
Summary
Time

Introductory Accreditation Consultation

An opportunity to have a personalised discussion about your current policy and practice as a kick start to your accreditation programme. The process will identify areas of strength and aspects that might need further development. “This was really useful for myself and my chair of governors to help us understand the process and identify aspects that we still needed to develop. We are now more confident that when we apply for the accreditation we will be successful.” Headteacher

1.5 hours
Costs TBC

Launch Consultation

A presentation can be delivered by an adviser to maximise the collection of consultation feedback from an identified audience e.g. staff or pupils. “The feedback from this session gave us valuable insight into areas that needed development. We have now developed an action plan that is truly based on our stakeholder feedback.”

1.5 hours
Costs TBC

Anti-bullying pupil review programme

This programme evaluates whole school approaches to ant-bullying through a half day visit that reviews paperwork, interviews key staff and crucially gathers formal and informal feedback from young people. It evaluates to what extent the views of pupils are in line with the formal documentation within the school. A half day review is followed by development of a report of key finding with recommendations

£905

Peer Support Training

Hertfordshire have been providing this high quality training to young people since 2005. The programme is tailored to the different phases and age groups: buddy/play pals for primary pupils, peer mediation for primary or secondary pupils and peer mentoring for secondary pupils. Schools can purchase pupil training only or a full capacity building programme. “Peer Mediation has helped our students to become more patient and to empathise with the feelings of others. Mediators have gained self- confidence and have been proud of the status that being a Peer Mediator bring. ‘Low level’ incidents occurring in the playground have reduced and it is now a more positive place. For ‘low level’ offenders, the model of listening to the other side of an argument and coming up with a solution has been a positive way forward.” Headteacher

£453 per class

 

Pupil training (delivery only)

Primary: (up to 30 pupils) play pals, buddies or peer mediation

Secondary: Peer mediation Half day (up to 30)

Peer mentoring: Whole day (up to 30)

Half day
£453

Half day
£453

Whole day
£905

 

Full capacity building package including a planning consultation, a pupil training session and a staff twilight

Primary: Peer mediation (up to 30)

Secondary: Peer mediation (up to 30)

£905

Additional anti-homophobia, anti-biphobia and anti-transphobia support

A county-wide initiative to relegate homophobia and transphobia to the past in all Hertfordshire schools (Herts for Learning is a Stonewall Education Champion)

A school self assessment format is now available to support schools in progressing their work.

Further training and support can also be accessed from the Health and Wellbeing Team

  • Twilight staff/governor training session – 1.5 hours £301
  • Student “Drawing the line” leadership workshop – 1.5 hours £301
  • Peer supporters’ anti-homophobia skill development workshop – 1.5 hours £301

To discuss your support needs, contact:

Karin Hutchinson
Lead Teaching & Learning Adviser – Wellbeing & Vulnerable Groups
Herts for Learning
Tel: 01438 844795 or mobile: 07769886613
Email: Karin.hutchinson@hertsforlearning.co.uk

 

Anti-Bullying CPD Courses

The Anti-bullying courses are listed within the Behaviour for Learning category, you can select to view a list of Primary or Secondary courses.

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What's New

Staff Training to respond to Ofsted’s: “No place for bullying”

Ofsted has published a report that looks at what schools can do to create a positive school culture and to prevent and tackle bullying. 

One of the key findings is around the need for staff to be well trained in responding to different kinds of bullying, particularly prejudice based language.

There are a range of both 'tried and tested' and new staff training packages that are available from Karin Hutchinson, the Hertfordshire Anti-bullying Adviser that are detailedon the following page: 

Or contact Karin to develop a bespoke package to your specifications. 
Tel: 01438 843988 or
Tel: 01438 844044